Fresh corn on the cob is a real summer treat! Both sets of my grandparents lived on farms here in PA. I remember sitting on the porch for hours with them husking ears of corn from the garden, removing silk, and finally moving into the kitchen where we cut the corn from the cob to package in freezer bags to enjoy all year long. After all our hard work, we would share a garden fresh meal together that always included corn. A simple preparation of boiling it until crisp tender and immediately serving with just a kiss of butter is delicious.
What’s great about corn on the cob is that you can season it to match just about any main dish with homemade herb butters. My family’s new favorite is cilantro lime butter! It’s easy to prepare and the fresh tangy flavors of the cilantro lime butter beautifully compliment the sweet corn.
Cilantro Lime Butter Ingredients
1 teaspoon or more fresh cilantro, finely chopped
Zest lime to measure 1 teaspoon lime zest.
Juice lime to measure 1 teaspoon lime juice.
Finely chop cilantro to measure 1 teaspoon fresh chopped cilantro.
Put softened butter into a bowl.
Add lime zest, juice, and cilantro and mix well with a small spatula or spoon.
6 Ears of Corn, husks and silk removed (adjust the amount to be appropriate for your family)
Bring 4 quarts water to a boil in a covered pot over high heat.
Add corn to boiling water.
Cover pot and return water to a boil.
Turn off heat and let corn stand, covered, 8-10 minutes or until crisp tender.
Carefully remove corn using tongs and serve immediately with butter.
I usually make fresh corn on the cob for my family at least once during the summer. It’s a fun treat that the kids love. Enjoy!